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VoIP (voice over IP)

A protocol for transporting voice conversations across a data network. Also known as IP telephony.

VoIP chat

Using the Internet for voice conversations and phone calls, where there is typically no number to call but you reach others through their “handle,” much like instant messaging. Online gaming systems, such as Xbox Live, often provide a voice chat feature for players to communicate during games.


  

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